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SSNIPpets (33): WWWWWWW

SSNIPpets (33): WWWWWWW

For the 100th time D’Kart sends out a newsletter. What an anniversary! We celebrate it by announcing a winner. And of course Rupprecht Podszun is in party mood about everything else that has been happening this week. Here are his SSNIPpets, small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project! Defining weeks As early as next week, Ursula von der Leyen apparently wants to announce who is to take over which portfolio in the European Commission. But according…

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SSNIPpets (28): Far-away countries and people

SSNIPpets (28): Far-away countries and people

Commissioner Vestager gives us a break after the European elections. She is antichambering her own affairs, so antitrust enforcement has been postponed for a few days. This gives Rupprecht Podszun the opportunity to look through the pile of paper on his virtual desk, which has grown far too high. Here are his SSNIPpets – small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project! Market dominance Two observations on the European elections, since this was a competition : Several…

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SSNIPpets (27): Post-Easter

SSNIPpets (27): Post-Easter

Everything is much easier when the sun is shining, Easter break was good, rabbits hobble through Düsseldorf’s city parks – freed from the burden of the Easter baskets, somehow even waste separation seems simple, and so do the developments in antitrust. It is only our very own Rupprecht Podszun who is unimpressed. Here are his SSNIPpets – small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project! Diesen Text können Sie auch in Deutsch lesen, wenn Sie die Spracheinstellung…

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SSNIPpets (26): Onboarding

SSNIPpets (26): Onboarding

When things come to a head, there is only one thing left for your correspondent to do: keep calm and carry on. And so, at the end of an exciting competition week, Rupprecht Podszun brings everything back into his very own chaotic order. Here are his SSNIPpets – small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project! Sie können diesen Text auch in Deutsch lesen – ändern Sie einfach die Sprache! Get in, please! While I am sitting…

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SSNIPpets (25): Swifter, Higher, Richer

SSNIPpets (25): Swifter, Higher, Richer

Slowly the Rhineland is recovering from the traditional carnival festivities, and so we can again devote all our attention to antitrust law. Rupprecht Podszun faces a challenge: Will he manage not to write about the two hot topics of these days in this issue of the SSNIPpets? Here are his small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project (SSNIPpets)! Wenn Sie die SSNIPpets auf Deutsch lesen möchten, klicken Sie einfach oben rechts auf die Flagge. The Challenge…

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SSNIPPets (24): Antitrust lawyers, hear the bells ringing!

SSNIPPets (24): Antitrust lawyers, hear the bells ringing!

In Germany, we currently discuss speed limits, air quality measuring points and the reform of the the railway incumbent Deutsche Bahn. Mobility is oh-so-important, traffic lights on green. It looks, though, like there will be no getting through for the mega-merger in the railway industry. Yet, our racing reporter Rupprecht Podszun took a free ride ticket through the antitrust world, and here are his small but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project (SSNIPpets)! Red alert This week…

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SSNIPpets (23): Vorfreude!

SSNIPpets (23): Vorfreude!

Viele Menschen freuen sich auf Weihnachten, zumindest diejenigen, die nicht noch vor dem 31.12. die Steuern machen oder heiraten müssen. Kartellrechtler freuen sich auf den 1.12. Denn da startet der Antitrust Advent Calendar unseres Blogs. Bevor Sie nur noch dem jeweils nächsten Kläppchen entgegenfiebern, haben wir hier noch einmal SSNIPpets – unsere small, but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project (SSNIPpets)!   Vor-… Das GWB wird schon wieder geändert! Aber der Reihe nach: Wettbewerbspolitik wird ja längst…

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SSNIPpets (22): Geflutet

SSNIPpets (22): Geflutet

Der Rhein führt derzeit verdammt wenig Wasser. Aber kartellrechtlich ist eine Flut auf dem Weg, eine Flut von aufregenden Entscheidungen, die gerade in der Pipeline noch mühsam zurückgehalten werden. Und hinzu kommt all das an Lesenswertem, was sich sonst so sammelt, um E-Mail-Postfächer zu überschwemmen. Rupprecht Podszun hat ein bisschen Treibgut gesammelt – hier sind seine small, but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project (SSNIPpets)!   Baden gegangen Diese Zeilen schreibe ich am 9. November 2018. Vor…

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SSNIPpets (21): Goldener Oktober

SSNIPpets (21): Goldener Oktober

Die Universitäten sind aus ihrem Sommerschlaf erwacht – und wer aus dem Fenster seines Elfenbeinturms blickt, sieht einen Goldenen Oktober. Rupprecht Podszun harkt das Laub zusammen – hier sind seine small, but significant news, information and pleasantries – our pet project (SSNIPpets).   Laubbläser Die Bundeskanzlerin und CDU-Parteivorsitzende hat ja derzeit manches um die Ohren. Schön ist, dass sie sich aber auch für das wirklich wichtige Thema Zeit nimmt: Fürs Kartellrecht. Wobei man traditionell ja manchmal doch nicht so weiß,…

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SSNIPpets (20) – Daniel Sokol on what to read

SSNIPpets (20) – Daniel Sokol on what to read

It seems that the EU–US “trade war” simply does not happen since people are far too busy making money instead of answering a call to arms. As pacifists (if not money makers), we also look over the Atlantic to our friends to find out what we can learn from the oldest but one antitrust regime in the world. We are happy that Professor Daniel Sokol gives us some ideas, and it does not take us by surprise that he focuses…

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